Training Requirements for Curators

Curators need a master's degree.

Degrees for Curators
Percent
Less than High School 0.8
High School 5.0
Some College 9.2
Associates Degree 3.8
Bachelors Degree 32.1
Masters Degree 40.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 8.3

Employment Outlook for Curators

This represents about 13,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more curators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Curators

Hourly Income

On average,curators make $28.32 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Curators $14.28 $18.84 $25.66 $34.79 $45.40
Education, training, and library occupations $10.49 $15.30 $23.08 $32.42 $44.66
Librarians, curators, and archivists $11.26 $15.67 $22.41 $30.00 $38.40
Archivists, curators, and museum technicians $12.57 $16.76 $22.71 $30.81 $40.97
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, curators make $58,910 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Curators $29,700 $39,190 $53,360 $72,360 $94,430
Education, training, and library occupations $21,820 $31,830 $48,000 $67,430 $92,890
Librarians, curators, and archivists $23,410 $32,590 $46,610 $62,400 $79,860
Archivists, curators, and museum technicians $26,150 $34,860 $47,230 $64,080 $85,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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